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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 10-14-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By kentiopsis
Forum: Banana Economics Forum 06-04-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,771
Posted By kentiopsis
Contract Banana Farming in Thailand

I think there may be a few people who will find this article from the Bangkok Post interesting.

Fear of a banana republic | Bangkok Post: news...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-13-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: Mahasin Ahmad

Welcome to the group Mahasin! I'm Ken and am way off in Honolulu, Hawaii, where, at the moment, I'm growing no bananas. I'm just enjoying the ones I see around me as I travel around the city.

All...
Forum: Other Plants For Sale & Auction 10-10-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,255
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: As I bike around

I'm an inveterate palm collector and seed snatcher. If you want to post pics of the plants and post them, or better, send to me by PM, I can try to help you identify them and give you an idea of...
Forum: Other Plants 07-30-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,642
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: Plumeria Seedlings

When on Oahu, Hawaii, forum members shouldn't miss any of the botanical gardens run by the City & County of Honolulu. Koko Crater Garden has a massive collection of plumeria, many, many varieties...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-19-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,615
Posted By kentiopsis
Kaek-dahm, the papaya considered the best in Thailand

Hi everybody, I spotted this article in the Bangkok Post and thought that some of you banana-heads might be interested. I'm going to look for this one.

The problem with papaya | Bangkok Post:...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-17-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: Absolutely "green" to bananas.

Welcome to the group. I suggest that you should sign up for some Spanish Language classes. If you can't talk to the locals, you're missing most of the fun of living in a new culture. I just moved to...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-17-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: Thanks for letting me be a memeber. I need some help.

I'm just a palm guy, but bananas don't have bark, do they?
Forum: Banana Identification 07-13-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: what is this ???

You gotta love plant people! I know a Filipina woman whose mom shoved seeds or keikis of her favorite tobacco down her pants and brought them to Hawaii from the Philippines. When I moved to Thailand,...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: I am shams ali

Welcome, Shams Ali. This is a great forum, and you will learn a lot here.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-03-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,527
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: My new Banana!

I know the feeling.
Forum: Member Introductions 07-01-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Hi
Views: 1,038
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: Hi

Aloha from Thailand and welcome to the land of the obsessed. I don't know much about bananas, cuz I'm a palm guy, but I'm learning through this forum.
Forum: Member Introductions 06-29-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: Hello fellow banana growers

Welcome to the group, Peter. I admire the dedication of you and the others who work so hard to grow bananas in tough climates.

I'm Ken, the palm guy who stumbled into the wrong (just kidding) forum...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-16-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,290
Posted By kentiopsis
Article: GM Banana Designed to Increase Vitamin A in the Diets of the Poor in Africa

Spotted this Star newspaper in Malaysia. The concept seems similar to that of "Golden Rice." Maybe I missed it, but the article doesn't seem to discuss how it tastes or whether people are likely to...
Forum: Other Plants 04-12-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: My strawberry Guava

For another perspective, strawberry guava is one of the worst invasive species in Hawaii: Strawberry Guava details | Strawberry Guava | Biocontrol | Research Topics...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 04-09-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By kentiopsis
Fungus that attacks Cavendish cultivar is spreading

I caught this article and thought people here would be interested. Perhaps others on the forum can provide more information: Fungus threatens top banana : Nature News & Comment...
Forum: Other Plants 03-12-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: I have been given the task of starting sugar cane

Kat2,

I don't think Spanish moss would do it, but it might make a temporary substitute. If you can find peat moss, that would work. I'm sorry, but I've forgotten where you are, but there must be...
Forum: Other Plants 03-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: I have been given the task of starting sugar cane

I got a piece of red cane right from the field of a small plantation in NE Thailand. The owner gave it to me. The sections were about 18" were planted shallowly and horizontally, so that's how the...
Forum: Other Plants 12-24-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,738
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: Wanted Peach Palm Seeds...(Bactris gasipaes)

With peach palm, you might want to grow a spineless variety, for practical reasons. You might have to buy these, or you can probably get plants from Floribunda Palms: Floribunda Palms and Exotics -...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-13-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: Pest ID Source

Brother Tom,
Glad the resource is going to be useful.

Palms are my main thing; two resources I know of are the Palm Talk forum and PalmPedia. I also recommend joining the International Palm society...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-12-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By kentiopsis
Pest ID Source

I spotted this source for pest IDs on the PestNet forum. I hope it proves useful for members. ID Source - Home (http://idsource.colostate.edu/cwis438/websites/IDSource/Home.php?WebSiteID=11)
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 09-04-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 710
Posted By kentiopsis
Banana disease in Australia

Just in case folks aren't aware of this: Disease fight priority for Australian banana industry (http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=99463)

Update: I forget to mention that this article came...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-29-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 738
Posted By kentiopsis
Banana Genome

I don't know if this has already been posted, but just in case:

Banana genome revealed to aid crop yield improvement. The Plantwise Blog...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 07-13-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 879
Posted By kentiopsis
Banana-related & Passaflora posts from Dokmai Dogma, Thailand

Hi all,
I just spotted this post in the Dokmai Dogma Blog, which might be of interest to some in this forum.

Aloha,
Ken

Dokmai Dogma (http://dokmaidogma.wordpress.com/)
Forum: Other Plants 06-12-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,494
Posted By kentiopsis
Re: Need Advise on Palms

I'm an old time palm guy, 35 years+. After finding sprouted palms seeds in the compost pile that I had given up on after three or four months, I made it a rule not to give up on palm seeds for at...
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